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Object Title: Yanapaccha

Image Type(s): Alpine Climbing, Flora, Scenery, Panorama, Water


Page By: rgg

Created/Edited: Nov 14, 2012 / Nov 14, 2012

Object ID: 825373

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The Llanganuco valley is flanked by a host of great mountains. Many are over the magic 6000m mark, but there are also a number of 5000-ers. Of these, Pisco Oeste and Yanapaccha are the most popular.

I had already climbed Pisco Oeste, so this time I was back for Yanapaccha. We arrived at the trailhead very late, around 4 in the afternoon. Fortunately, it's only a short approach. An hour and a half later I reached the lake where we would spend the next two nights. Shortly after I had pitched our tent, Eric joined me.

In fact, if you're in good shape and start just before sunrise on summit day, you can make it back to the trailhead and only have to sleep there once. But we started a bit on the late side, and Eric wasn't very well acclimatized, so we decided to enjoy the scenery and the lake a bit longer.



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Voted 10/10

Dude, some stunning images!
Posted Nov 15, 2012 4:57 pm

rggRe: ...


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Thanks Senad. The Cordillera Blanca is a beautiful range to visit, both for the climbing experience and for the scenery.
Cheers, Rob.
Posted Nov 16, 2012 1:29 am

markhallamThe Peak Monster strikes again!


Voted 10/10

Great pictures and a great looking place! If I could take 4 weeks off to go to the Andes in summer, I think this area would be where I'd go. It is beautiful and some nice climbing too.
Posted Nov 16, 2012 11:55 pm

rggRe: The Peak Monster strikes again!


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Good plan, but unless you want to have a go at hard routes, I think that, once you're acclimatized, you'll need only a long week. That's enough to climb Pisco, Yanapaccha and Chopicalqui.

A bit harder, but, if conditions are right, still possible for mere mortals, are some routes on Huandoy. I'd like to try that next time I'm there.

And then there are the very difficult and extreme routes on the north, northeast or east side of Huascaran, or on Chacraraju, to name just a few.
Posted Nov 17, 2012 6:13 am

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